Construction How-To

DIY Storage Helpers

Garages, woodshops and workshops are perennially starved for space and organization—and mine is one of them. It’s forever jam-packed with tools, materials and work surfaces

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Kit-Built Log Homes

(Photos in this article are courtesy of Gastineau Log Homes) By Monte Burch The romance of building a log home in the wilderness has long

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Next-Gen Decks

New deck materials balance aesthetics and “green” building with low maintenance and long-lasting performance.

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PVC as a Backsplash?

Q: I’m remodeling my kitchen, which will feature white cabinets, white crown molding and white baseboard trim throughout. For a sink backsplash, I thought the

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DIY Garden Benches

Here’s how to build two types of benches; one “classic” piece of outdoor furniture, as well as a rustic bench made from a log slab.

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DIY Gluing Tips

Using the proper glue for specific jobs is important; using the proper technique with specific glues is just as important.

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Build Your Own Patio

A step-by-step look at building a brick paver patio. Winner of the 2007 Golden Hammer Award in the Internet category from the National Association of Home & Workshop Writers.

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Trimming Out a Room

    Trimming out a room is now one of the hottest projects for the do-it-yourself market. Thanks to TV shows, magazines and various websites,

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Recip Saw Roundup

Both professionals and DIY’ers love the reciprocating saw. These things are often used for dismantling or demolishing some sort of structure, and the primal thrill

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Selecting Engineered Wood

Engineered wood products are a high-performance, consistent, reliable and environmentally responsible choice for everything from construction to home projects.

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